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PNS Daily Newscast - July 10, 2020 


The Supreme Court opens the door for prosecutors to seek President Trump's financial records; a backlash in Florida on school reopening plans.

2020Talks - July 10, 2020 


US Supreme Court rules on Trump's tax returns; Houston mayor cancels Texas GOP's in-person convention; Louisiana has elections; and DC council gives people incarcerated for felonies the right to vote.

Public News Service - WY: Climate Change/Air Quality

Mountain lion predation on adult mule deer, coyote predation on fawn, along with elk populations consuming deer food and prolonged drought have made it increasingly difficult for mule deer in the Greater Little Mountain Area to find their own place. (NPS)

GREEN RIVER, Wyo. -- Five years of comprehensive research into why mule deer populations have declined dramatically over the past few decades is nearing the finish line. Kevin Monteith, associate professor at the University of Wyoming, has been studying the impacts of drought, coyote and mountain

Key elements for phasing out fossil fuels in a managed way include social protection for fossil fuel workers, sound investments in low-emission sectors, and local economic diversification. (Pixabay)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- As Wyoming's oil and gas sector continues to struggle during the coronavirus pandemic, a new report in the journal Climate Policy outlines how lawmakers can diversify revenue streams and begin phasing out reliance on fossil fuels. Report co-author Sivan Kartha, senior scientist a

Critics say a U.S. Forest Service proposal for logging in the Medicine Bow National Forest will destroy habitat for the imperiled lynx and the elusive pine marten, a small forest carnivore in the weasel family. (Pixabay)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- Conservation groups are stepping back into the fray to stop the latest proposal by the U.S. Forest Service to allow logging on more than 300,000 acres of land, and bulldozing 600 miles of new roads, in the Medicine Bow National Forest in southern Wyoming. Connie Wilbert, director

With the market flooded with oil and storage running out, critics are protesting the Trump administration's ongoing efforts to lease large tracts of public lands at bargain-basement prices. (John Hill/Wikimedia Commons)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- Right-leaning conservation groups are calling on the Trump administration to suspend oil and gas leasing on public lands through the end of 2020. David Jenkins, president of Conservatives for Responsible Stewardship, says with demand for oil, and oil prices, at record lows during

A new report calls on the U.S. Bureau of Land Management to establish oil and gas bonds based on the actual cost of reclamation at each well. (Simon Fraser University)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- Wyoming could see hundreds of oil and gas wells abandoned as over-leveraged operators declare bankruptcy, according to a new report. The report by the Western Organization of Resource Councils says historically low oil prices and falling demand because of coronavirus restrictions

Consumer demand for electric vehicles in Jackson has jumped by 300% since 2013. (Needpix)

JACKSON, Wyo. - Wyoming and other western mountain states are pressing ahead with a joint effort to deploy electric vehicle charging stations along interstate corridors and state highways. Alicia Cox, executive director of the Yellowstone-Teton Clean Cities Coalition, says rural states such as Wyo

Between 2008 and 2017, more than half of U.S. coal mines closed operations, and dropping costs for renewables make coal a less attractive energy source. (Greg Goebel/Wikimedia Commons)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Murray Energy recently became the fifth coal company this year to file for bankruptcy, and Ann Eisenberg, an assistant professor at the University of South Carolina School of Law, maintains it's past time to have a conversation about creating what has been called a just trans

Two-thirds of North America’s birds are threatened with extinction, including Wyoming's White-winged Crossbill, if average global temperatures rise above 2 degrees Celsius. (Pixabay)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Trumpeter swans, great grey owls, red headed woodpeckers and 22 other bird species in Wyoming all are at risk of extinction if the world's average temperatures rise about 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, according to a new National Audubon Society report. Aliso

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